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Update on COVID-19 Testing at PLK


Pathologists Lancet Kenya_PLK has now conducted over 200,000 PCR tests for COVID-19 since the validation of our SARS-COV-2 PCR assay at the Main Laboratory in Upperhill, validated on 4th April 2020 through the National Influenza Centre (NIC) with approval by Ministry of Health (MOH)

Our PCR test has additionally been validated by our group reference laboratory in South Africa.

The PCR assay used at PLK - Seegene Applex 2019 nCoV assay - is FDA approved.

We currently have capacity to process between 800 - 1,000 samples a day with room to scale up to over 1,500 samples a day as demand may dictate.

Current charges for the SARS-COV-2 testing is Ksh 6,949/= for individuals, with special prices available to referring hospitals/clinics, institution, corporates, groups and insurances.

We serve the following categories of patients/clients:

  • Walk-ins referred by medical doctors to any of our branch laboratories countrywide.
  • Drive-through sampling for individuals referred to our selected branch laboratories
  • Referral samples submitted by clinics, hospitals and other labs country-wide.
  • Home collections for individuals and families upon prior arrangement
  • Onsite eld collections for corporates, groups and institutions

Turn-Around-Time (TAT) for the SARS-COV-2 test is within 24-hours of samples being submitted to our Main Laboratory with priority given to hospitalized patients, patients with underlying conditions, the elderly as well as healthcare workers.

Results are relayed to patients/individuals through auto-email and directly to referring doctors via autoemail, Patient Parthportal and Mobile-App

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